Breastfeeding - natural or uncomfortable?
May 29, 2012 4:55pm CST
I was sat on an underground train today on my way to work and a mother had her baby sat on her knee. The baby was quite agitated and started crying - he was obviously hungry. She took her breast out of her dress and gave it to the baby and he was quiet for the remainder of the trip. I didn't have any problem with her doing this - after all, this is what breasts are made for! However, I did see that many people on the train gave her looks in disgust, as though she was committing some heinous crime. Why are people so uncomfortable watching women breastfeed? She was in no way exposing herself and was very private about it considering the public atmosphere of a train, but still some people acted negatively.
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30 May 12
Maybe the people are just too embarrass for her. I myself have experienced this while I was commuting. The woman from the bus, from out of nowhere, started exposing her mammary glands and pointed it her baby's mouth. The baby didn't have second thoughts and began sucking it. However, what I felt back there was not disgust, but I feel awkward since she's beside me while she's feeding the baby. All I can do is look away since I don't want people thinking I'm looking at her. LOL
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29 May 12
People are just weird like that. It would have probably helped if she would have put a sweater, coat, or one of those poncho things they have now over the baby to kind of shield it anymore. People seem to do a little better when it seems like the mother is trying to keep it a private matter.